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Hands on Gardening – Getting Rid of Pantry Pests

It is cold outside and that is when pests can start showing up inside. In today’s Hands on Gardening, Steve Huntzicker will share information on how to get rid of some common pests that can show up in your kitchen. These are known as pantry pests, for more information about pantry pests and how to […]


Hands on Gardening – Invasive Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is a very pretty plant, but it is something you don’t want to get established in your yard. Watch today’s Hands on Gardening video: Invasive Honeysuckle to learn more about: Why it is not good for your lawn; How to identify it; and Ways to eliminate it.


Agriculture Rules of the Road

Do you want to know more about how the new Implements of Husbandry Laws may affect you? Farmers, agri-business personnel, law enforcement officers, town officials and county, village and town road authorities are invited to attend a seminar to discuss recently enacted Wisconsin legislation that updates state laws regarding farm machinery operating on Wisconsin roadways. […]


Hands on Gardening – Re-Using Your Fall Pumpkins

Do you have left over pumpkins from Halloween at your house? In today’s Hands on Gardening, Steve Huntzicker will show you ideas on how to re-use you fall pumpkins, including: Planting Vase Bird Feeder To view this video please click: Re-Using Your Fall Pumpkins.

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Hands on Gardening – Getting Rid of Voles

What are they, how do you find them and how do you get rid of them? This is the time of year that voles are most active. For more information on finding voles, getting rid of them and also protecting your trees and shrubs, please watch the Getting Rid of Voles video.  

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Pest Management Update

The Annual UW-Extension Pest Management Update will be held in Sparta, Wisconsin at Jake’s Northwoods. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., the program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., and finish by 3:00 p.m. Speakers will be UW Specialists, Mark Renz, Damon Smith, Vince Davis, Dan Heider and Bryan Jensen. Topics that will be covered include: Integrated […]

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Hands on Gardening – The Wooly Bear Caterpillar

Did you know, the older the caterpillar gets the wider the strip is? We mainly see the Wooly Bear Caterpillar in the fall. These caterpillars are not poisonous and are safe for kids to play with. For more information about the Wooly Bear Caterpillar please view the Hands on Gardening video: The Wooly Bear Caterpillar.